British pop punk band As It Is have developed a growing fanbase over the past couple years thanks to heart-on-sleeve lyrics connecting with audiences on an honest level.
With the band’s new song “Curtains Close” off their album okay that’s due out Friday via Fearless Records, the quartet keeps it real reminiscing over “memories of better days” while tackling the painful subject of divorce.
“This song is a tough one for me,” guitarist Benjamin Biss tells Billboard. “At school I was the one kid who had this idealistic family, whose parents were still together. When I hit 18 everything started to fall apart and I bailed and moved out to University early. My parents split after 20 years of marriage and that was really hard for me, even as an adult.”
Bliss continues, “In a way I feel I have come out better for it, my faith in love is stronger than ever and I feel I have and will continue to learn from my parents mistakes in my own marriage. Everyone has a different experience when dealing with a broken family and people will interpret the song in multiple ways but for me, what I take from the song, is that whilst some things aren’t meant to be, don’t ever let your parents mistakes destroy your belief in love.”
Listen to the new song here: